Anxiety and Fright Palpitations – A common Complaint with Viable Solutions

Anxiety and palpitations often go “hand in hand” in clinical practice and are common complaints encountered by Chinese Medicine practitioners. Classical channel theory in conjunction with relations of blood and spirit (Xue-Shen) offer a pragmatic approach for diagnosis and therapy for these conditions. In this class will explore fundamental aspects of Anxiety and Fright palpitations, understand classical Vs. practical syndrome differentiation and elaborate on effective acupuncture point combinations and herbs. We will also cover specific clinical case examples.


Learning Objectives :


  1. Understand the historical context of Palpitations, Fright Palpitations and Anxiety in Chinese Medicine.
  2. Exploring the a Channel theory approach: Shao Yin Axis, Shao Yang Axis, Jue Yin Axis
  3. Understand the blood and spirit Xue-Shen connections and it’s role in diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and fright palpitation 
  4. Know common classical Vs. Practical syndrome analysis and treatments of Anxiety and fright palpitations 
  5. Be able to effectively analyze case examples and formulate an effective treatment plan.



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Amos Ziv has been a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist since the year 2000. He is founder and former director of the Clinical Research Unit of the Integrated Medical Services at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel. He holds a Master of Science in TCM from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Amos undertook long term studies at the Chinese National Centre for Integrated Cardiology in Xiyuan Hospital, Beijing and has extensive clinical experience in treating cardiovascular disorders in his private clinic and in a hospital setting. He was privileged to study with great teachers and masters of TCM, among them Prof. Wang Ju Yi who later became his acupuncture mentor in 1999. A major focus in his practice was the refining of an immediate result channel theory based acupuncture techniques. He is author of many scientific publications and TCM articles and is the owner and manager of ‘Heaven & Earth’ a center for complementary medicine in Rehovot, Israel.

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